Pure enjoyment. That is how I would describe my general view and opinion after watching the rebooted and newest version of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast. It is a film that is loaded with thoughts, scenes and features that will warm your heart. Viewers will definitely fall in love with the lead characters and will delightfully be mesmerized with the characters who were cursed to become inanimate objects. The Be My Guest scene was spectacular!
I’m pretty sure a lot has been written about the various characters of the movie. Even LeFou the sidekick of Gaston (the main nemesis) had loads of write ups about him because of his being a member of the LGBT. And since I am more of a fanatic of the antagonists that those of the usually boring bida, heroes, heroines or protagonists, let me write about Gaston.
Personally, Gaston (superbly played by Luke Evans in the movie) was a potential favorite at the beginning of the story but I eventually dropped him when he turned unreasonably evil. Gaston was funny and a likeable idiot at first half of the movie. With the good looks of Luke Evans, I’m pretty sure some of the viewers would rather drop the Beast and instead root for Gaston.
In the movie, Gaston started as a conceited narcissistic dude with a dash of charming-ness but his funny-at-first demeanor suddenly turned unappealing when he starts to get too irrationally sore and unreasonably obsessed with Belle. I don’t like the Gaston characterization at the end part because it does not have a background on why Gaston turned out to be the Gaston in the movie. Gaston is unlike other movie nemesis in which a backgrounder is presented on why they turned evil. I actually just assumed and have to settle on a thought that Gaston who wears a military uniform must be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after being in a terrifying war or traumatic battle that is why he is so unstable.
Though with unexplained past and unexplored personal history in the movie, I guess, Gaston’s character and wickedness is one vital need in the movie so as to enhance and further emphasize the pureness of the hearts of both Belle and the Beast. Without Gaston, there won’t be a tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, (all together now!) Beauty and the Beast.
Gaston did a pretty good job. He is actually the true and spot-on beast in the movie. If he survived the high fall at the end part of the story, he now has adequate reason to rile and aggravate the future lives of the Beauty and the Beast!
Dahil kontrabida ang peg, Team Gaston ako!